Washington enjoys return trip to Notre Dame

Sophomore four-star running back Robert Washington of Huntersville (N.C.) SouthLake Christian Academy is building a strong rapport with Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford.

Sophomore running back Robert Washington, one of the top recruits in the nation for 2016 and a former Mississippi State commit, visited Notre Dame last spring when he was still pledged to the Bulldogs.

However, Washington decommitted last summer and took his second visit to Notre Dame last weekend for the victory over BYU.

"The game was a lot of fun," Washington said. "There was great passion from the fans and the tradition at the walk before the game was cool to see.I met with Coach (Tony) Alford, and he's so great. He's such a down to earth guy, and he coaches his players so hard."

"Coach Alford and I have a good relationship," Washington added. "He wants me back in the spring, and I hopefully I can get back up there. I really like Notre Dame."

Washington has also visited Duke, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee this season. His most recent offer comes from Oregon State.

"I don't have any favorites yet," Washington said. "I'm just taking my time visiting schools right now and seeing what they all have to offer. Right now, I'm wide open."

Washington said he will place a big emphasis on his relationship with the coaching staff when it comes time to make a decision.

"My relationship with my coach, the academics, and the overall atmosphere are the main things I will consider in my decision," Washington said.

Washington is ranked as four-star prospect. This season, Washington finished with 219 carries for 2,512 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also had 12 catches for 267 yards.

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